First Aid/CPR/AED and NFPA 70E Training

With the upcoming work in Local 1105 requiring NFPA 70E, we will be offering First Aid/CPR/AED and NFPA 70E Certification for Journeyman. Must register - $50 Nonrefundable fee (total for all).

You are able to sign up for just the First Aid/CPR/AED training provided by the American Red Cross, however, if you wish to take the 70E you must sign up for both trainings. NFPA 70E requires a current CPR certification.

Upcoming Jobs in West Virginia to Require WV License

2023 Application for West Virginia State Electrical Examination

Application for West Virginia Electrical Examination

• Applications will not be processed unless they are completely filled out, signed, include any additional required documentation, and are accompanied by the exam fee.
• Exam fee with paper application is payable via check or money order only. Please make payable to: WVSFMO.
• We DO NOT accept cash, debit, or credit cards with paper applications. Any checks that are returned as “insufficient funds” are subject to penalty as allowed by WV State Code.
• Exam fees are non-refundable; however, we do allow you to reschedule your exam if we are notified no later than the day of the exam. You may reschedule up to three times within 12 months of the original exam date at no additional cost.
• Work experience must be completed by listing the minimum amount of work experience required for the requested testing level. Please carefully read the requirements necessary for each exam level. Give a short-detailed description of your hands-on job duties such as installed breakers, lighting, ran conduit, pulled wire, etc. Please do not attach a resume. If necessary, make an additional copy of the work experience page.
• Each application MUST include a SIGNED SIGNATURE page.
• Please do not submit original documents of any sort as we are unable to return them to you.
• Once your application is reviewed you will receive written notification of acceptance or denial of your application within 15 business days.
• All exams are open book exams solely based on the 2020 National Electric Code Book, which are NOT provided by the Fire Marshal’s Office; they may be purchased at any electrical supply store. Calculators, book tabs, keyword indexes, and Ugly’s reference books are allowed. Study guides, test prep courses, or practice exams are not available.
• Any code or reference materials found with written questions and answers will be confiscated and viewed as an attempt to cheat on the test.
• Any attempt at cheating will disqualify the applicant from testing.
• Check-in for exam begins 30 minutes prior to the exam start time.
• We allow no more than 4 hours for the completion of the examination. You may only take ONE level of exam on each date.
• If you need special consideration due to a disability, please submit a written request along with a Physician’s Statement with your initial application so that we can try to accommodate your needs.
• Your examination results will be mailed to you within 15 business days of the exam date. Passing exam score has to be 80% or higher. DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE FOR EXAM RESULTS
• There is no set amount of time you must wait in between exams before being able to retest. If you choose to do so, you can retest the very next available exam date.
• Seating is limited for each exam date and location. Applications must be received in our office at least 7 business days prior to the test date to be considered to sit for an exam. If you need further information, please call (304) 558-2191 and ask to speak with licensing.

Please submit your completed application, all required documentation, and the exam fee via Check or Money Order (made out to WVSFMO) to the below address:
1207 Quarrier St
2nd Floor Licensing
Charleston, WV 25301

Test Locations:
Beckley: Academy of Careers and Technology 390 Stanaford Rd Beckley, WV
Charleston: Beni Kedem 100 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV
Clarksburg: United Technical Center 251 Marietta Street Clarksburg, WV
Martinsburg: James Rumsey Technical Institute 3274 Hedgesville Rd Martinsburg, WV
Wheeling: Wesbanco Arena – West Meeting Room 2 14th Street Wheeling, WV

Exams begin at 9:00am for Beckley, Charleston, Clarksburg, and Martinsburg.
Wheeling exams begin at 10:00am.

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Qualification Requirements:

Journeyman Electrician
To qualify to take the Journeyman exam, you must meet at least ONE of the THREE requirements below:
You must show at least 1 year (12 months) or 2,000 hours of actual, hands-on electrical work experience. All
work experience shall consist of above ground structural wiring in accordance with the National Electric
COMPLETED a West Virginia vocational course of not less than 1080 hours which has been approved by the
West Virginia Dept of Education.

Contact me if you need a copy of your job history or proof of completion from the Apprenticeship.

Also, 2020 National Electric Code Books will be available to borrow with a deposit.

$760M Battery Plant To Locate in Weirton, Bring up to 750 Jobs

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia economic development officials announced Thursday that Hancock County will be home to a new battery manufacturing plant in the near future.

Massachusetts-based Form Energy said Thursday it will build a manufacturing facility to build specialty batteries on the former Weirton Steel site. The location would give the company access to rail and barge transportation.

“This is as good of an announcement that could ever possibly be made,” Justice said. “This today is further testimony of absolutely us moving into a situation and economy where we are diversified even more. We want goodness across the board. We want West Virginia to be known forever more as that energy state that always figured it out.”

“This is an incredible day,” said Department of Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael. “It represents a transition for West Virginia to the new age economy. West Virginia has a great history of a fossil fuel industry. We have mined the coal, built the steel that built the bridge that carried the troops that won the wars. Now, this town once again will be revitalized with new energy, new opportunity, new growth and new hope in this season of hope.”

The new Form Energy facility will be a $760 million investment in West Virginia with the goal of creating as many as 750 jobs. This cycle allows the batteries to be charged and recharged. The company will build its first iron-air battery manufacturing plant. According to Bloomberg, the company has backing from Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Iron-air batteries use iron pellets that rust, with the oxygen generated removed and allowing the rust to revert back to iron. According to Form, their proprietary iron-air batteries can deliver electricity more efficiently than standard lithium-ion batteries.

“The U.S. electric grid faces a severe challenge as we transition to low-cost electric energy: how to manage multi-day variability of that energy without sacrificing reliability or cost,” said Mateo Jaramillo, chief executive officer of Form Energy. “Form was founded with this singular mission to develop this multi-day storage battery that would address these challenges and fully unlock the power of extremely low-cost renewable energy to transform the electric grid.”

The West Virginia Economic Development Authority met by phone prior to Justice’s announcement, approving a $75 million economic incentive package from the Economic Development Project Fund for the project, dubbed “Project Willow.”

Senate Bill 729 passed in March, allows the Economic Development Authority to use monies in the newly established Economic Development Project Fund for high-impact economic development projects. These are projects with investments of more than $50 million and are expected to create at least 200 jobs.

“Today, Christmas has come early to the City of Weirton,” said state Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, whose district includes Hancock County. “Those people who made Weirton what it was, that ethos – that work ethic – is still in Weirton. That is the foundation that Form Energy will be building on and that this venture will be successful. For the City of Weirton, this is an enormous day.”

Justice said the state is using an asset-based lending approach for the project as the Weirton Steel buildings are improved and renovated. The state will retain ownership of the land and buildings as a backstop to guarantee the state’s investment.

Representatives of the company were in Charleston at the beginning of November meeting with Justice, Carmichael, Department of Commerce Secretary James Bailey and other state officials.

This is the second project to be announced in the region. Seattle-based Pure Watercraft announced earlier this year it would build an electric pontoon boat manufacturing plant in Brooke County in Beech Bottom. This is also the second announced battery project for the state. California-based Sparkz also announced that it would build an electric battery plant in Taylor County near Bridgeport.

Source: The Intelligencer